The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra did the show, and were absolutely fantastic! Here is the big screen with orchestra below.
Conducted by the talented Susie Seiter, who was so inspiring as a young female conductor. http://www.susieseiter.com/
The next day we walked about 7 blocks to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, which was amazing to see!
The clock Tower outside which used to house the Liberty Bell. It did have a bell inside and rang while we were there waiting for our tour to start!
Statue of George outside!http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell
The first thought we had when we arrived and walked out of the train depot onto Market Street, downtown Philly was that it looked like New York! It was amazing to see! The Hard Rock was built into the side of the train depot and Convention Center. Our Hotel was just beyond the Hard Rock. It was easy walking there, or a bus is always available.
Just a beautiful view of the columns on the one building, the gorgeous trees there and tall old buildings!
We have to give kudos to the transportation system there by SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) . We had bought daily passes that allowed us to ride any train or bus while there. Everything was clean, well run, and the drivers were friendly and helpful. It was a big adventure, closely timed, and we pulled it off with ease, due to these great people!
The final wonderful thing was this lovely sushi I had at the airport before we left!
I will miss you, Pennsylvania!!!